Down GAA Coaching
We were very lucky this week to have Ambrose Rodgers visit us today in school to help us develop our Gaelic skills. He showed us how to solo and hand pass the ball! We finished off with small sided games- they were great fun! We can't wait to see what Ambrose has in store for us next week!!!
The pupils completed a three day Bike Safety Workshop. The workshop focused on improving pupils' ability to be safe on the road and in built up areas. The children learned many new skills, manoeuvres and important safety information. They had a great time and completed all elments of the course. Sustrans are presenting certificates to the children to recognise their achievements!
The pupils attended a Bee Safety event in Clough Community Hall on Thursday 9th February. Bee Safe is an imaginative way of teaching pupils how to prevent everyday accidents and dangerous situations and how to deal with them safely and effectively should they occur. The children moved around seven accident themed scenarios. The initiative was delivered by agencies including Northern Ireland Electricity, the PSNI, Council, NI Fire and Rescue Service, Translink, Home Safety and Farm Safety.
The sessions were designed to promote a high level of interaction and involvement from pupils. Participation in stimulated scenarios in a controlled environment helps children to think for themselves and develop practical experience of preventing and coping with potentially hazardous situations as opposed to simply being taught about managing risk in a classroom. Everyone had a great time at Bee Safe and learned many valuable lessons now and for the future.
Visit to Dundrum Castle
The class visited Dundrum Castle on Friday. They found out all about the castle, its history and construction. They explored every square inch of the site of the castle and were hugely impressed by the breathtaking views it offered of the Dundrum area. Mark Davies (Castle Warden) then delivered a presentation on the medieval history of the castle and a variety of medieval weapons that everyone throughly enjoyed. It was a great trip!
Travel Brochures on the iPad
The class are using the Book Creator App to create Travel Brochures on Northern Ireland. They are currently learning about the persuasive writing style and how to present their information in a visually attractive manner using a variety of fonts, colours, graphics, images, text, sound and video.
Buoyancy Investigation at the Beach
P5,6 and 7 visited the beach to investigate the buoyancy properties of various materials. We made predictions before carrying out the investigation and found the results to be very surprising. Our investigation focused on the buoyancy of an orange. We found it to be very buoyant due to the fact that its skin was full of air pockets. The skin acted similarly to a lifejacket for the orange underneath. When the orange was removed from its skin, it sank! We also discovered that salt water is more dense than fresh water and items float better in it.
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